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Annie Donaldson Talley is an experienced adviser and problem solver for clients across sectors, specializing in complex interactions with government actors.  


Prior to joining Luther Strange & Associates LLC, Talley served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President, Deputy Counsel to the President and Chief of Staff to the Office of White House Counsel. There, Talley helped stand up and manage the White House Counsel’s Office and interfaced with the Department of Justice and other departments and agencies across the federal government. She advised the President, White House Counsel, Chief of Staff and others across the Executive Office of the President on a broad range of issues including executive power, regulatory reform, and the day-to-day issues facing the Administration. 


Prior to her government service, Talley counseled high profile individuals and clients in the for-profit, non-profit, political, and government sectors while an associate at Jones Day and Patton Boggs in Washington, DC. She has represented clients in complex, multi-faceted state and federal investigations and managed teams navigating issues of intense public scrutiny. She has also provided strategic counseling to clients structuring their affairs to ensure compliance with a web of state and federal laws and regulations.


Talley is the veteran of three presidential campaigns and has provided counsel to numerous other campaigns, candidates, and political organizations at the federal, state, and local levels. She has vast experience advising and working with fledging and fast-growing organizations.


Talley holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was on the Harvard Law Review.  She now resides in Montgomery, Alabama with her husband and children.

Annie Donaldson Talley

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